Archive for May, 2019

Block Museum receives major gift of photography by Brett Weston

Images ranging from landscapes to botanical studies are among the 50 photographs by celebrated American photographer Brett Weston (1911–­1993) given to Northwestern University’s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art by Christian Keesee, who, in 1996, acquired the most complete collection of Weston’s work directly from the photographer’s estate. Keesee has given a portion of... | Read More

Ellsworth Kelly Foundation gifts 76 works to Austin’s Blanton Museum on the artist’s birthday

Seventy-six works of art by Ellsworth Kelly have been gifted to the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. Sixty-seven of the works are gifts from the late artist and Jack Shear, president of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. The remaining works come from the famed television producer and art patron Douglas S. Cramer of Martha’s Vineyard; longtime art collectors Jan and... | Read More

Ellsworth Kelly Foundation gifts 76 works to Austin’s Blanton Museum on the artist’s birthday

Seventy-six works of art by Ellsworth Kelly have been gifted to the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. Sixty-seven of the works are gifts from the late artist and Jack Shear, president of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation. The remaining works come from the famed television producer and art patron Douglas S. Cramer of Martha’s Vineyard; longtime art collectors Jan and... | Read More

BFI and Royal Astronomical Society release footage of first ever solar eclipse, captured on film 1900

The BFI and The Royal Astronomical Society have announced the rediscovery of the earliest moving picture of a total solar eclipse from 1900. The original film fragment held in The Royal Astronomical Society’s archive has been painstakingly scanned and restored in 4K by conservation experts at the BFI National Archive, who have reassembled and retimed the film frame by frame. Available now... | Read More

Kovacek Contemporary presents US artist Doug Argue in Europe for the first time

Kovacek Contemporary (Spiegelgasse 12, 1010 Vienna) is the first gallery in Europe to present the New York City-based artist Doug Argue. Both the dynamic and the effect of depth play an important role in Doug Argue’s art. His style is defined by large formats and intensive colors. Biomorphic shapes are just as much part of his Oeuvres as geometric, moving or seemingly unstable surfaces.... | Read More

Kovacek Contemporary presents US artist Doug Argue in Europe for the first time

Kovacek Contemporary (Spiegelgasse 12, 1010 Vienna) is the first gallery in Europe to present the New York City-based artist Doug Argue. Both the dynamic and the effect of depth play an important role in Doug Argue’s art. His style is defined by large formats and intensive colors. Biomorphic shapes are just as much part of his Oeuvres as geometric, moving or seemingly unstable surfaces.... | Read More

Kovacek Contemporary presents US artist Doug Argue in Europe for the first time

Kovacek Contemporary (Spiegelgasse 12, 1010 Vienna) is the first gallery in Europe to present the New York City-based artist Doug Argue. Both the dynamic and the effect of depth play an important role in Doug Argue’s art. His style is defined by large formats and intensive colors. Biomorphic shapes are just as much part of his Oeuvres as geometric, moving or seemingly unstable surfaces.... | Read More

Gay Dallas — 50 Years After the Stonewall Riots Sparked National Change, We Look at LGBTQ Culture in Dallas

With the 50th anniversary of the pivotal Stonewall Riots, Billy Fong looks at the past, present, and future of gay culture in Dallas. During the wee hours of June 28, 1969, a riot broke out during a police raid at New York City’s Stonewall Inn — a gay bar in Greenwich Village. Those in the … Continued

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Tony Buzbee Finds Puppy Love in This Party With a Point

Tony Buzbee‘s beef with the “hogs in charge” at City Hall isn’t the only animal issue on the mayoral candidate’s mind. He’s also worked up over Houston’s homeless/stray animal problem and to make his point Buzbee and his steady gal, Frances Moody, hosted a “Pet Rally” at NettBar. Pets and pals included. The couple’s goal …... | Read More

Want A More Creative Brain? Here’s What The Neuroscientists Suggest

Since the early 1990s, we’ve come to develop a more thorough and accurate understanding of what a brain engaged in creative thought “looks like.” The key, it seems, is integration: the firing of strong, lateral networks, connecting a diverse range of brain pathways in both hemispheres. – Fast Company

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